Dogs And Dog Lovers Celebrate At Barktoberfest In Franklin

Dated: 09/12/2014

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by TJ Anderson

If you’ve taken a look around our blog before, you might’ve noticed that I’m a huge fan of dogs, and a huge fan (and supporter of) Middle Tennessee rescue organizations like MACC that help place pups in loving homes. (I sponsor fostering/adoption too, because it means a lot to me to see great people and great dogs find each other.)

That should make it obvious why I’m really looking forward to Saturday, Oct. 11’s 6th Annual Barktoberfest in Franklin

One of the fest’s big draws is the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest — a contest that gives both people and their pets a chance to show off their best costumes and compete for more than $3,000 in prizes. But it’s the Pet Adoption Fair component that I’m always the most energized for. Almost a dozen local shelters and rescue groups — including MACC, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Agape Animal Rescue and others — will be taking part, so if you’re looking for a new family member (or a worthy organization to support), there’s a great chance you’ll find what you’re looking for at Barktoberfest.

Other kinds of fun you’ll find over the course of the Barktoberfest afternoon: live music from local blues crew Eight O' Five Jive and pop-country singer-songwriter Allison Veltz; more than 40 vendors sharing everything from stylish pet products (locals Baxter Bailey & Company) to pup portraits and pet care and training options; food trucks loaded with stuff for you (The Grilled Cheeserie, Music City Pie Company) and your dogs (See Spot Eat: A Doggie Bakery).

The event runs from noon to 5 at Animalia Health + Wellness (1973 New Hwy 96 W., Franklin), a bonus for us, since our own Realtor/Partner Jen Bua lives right there in Westhaven and is hugely passionate about and connected to her community. (If you’re thinking about moving to Westhaven or just want to know more, she’s definitely the person to turn to.)

Attendance for you (and family and friends you’re going along with) is totally free; if you want to take part in the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, you’ll just need to hand over $10 per entry. Last year’s event brought out 3,000-some-odd neighbors and dogs — are we gonna see you there this year?

For more info on the fest (or Nashville Paw magazine, which presents the event), drop by the Barktoberfest website

If you want to talk about pet adoptions through MACC or living in Westhaven, elsewhere in Franklin, Nashville or beyond, we’re always eager to chat here. Just get in touch.
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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